Picture reading apparatus

  • US 6,323,968 B1
  • Filed: 09/16/1998
  • Issued: 11/27/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A picture reading apparatus comprising:

  • picture reading means for moving an optical film on which plural pictures are recorded in frame units to read, in the frame units, the pictures recorded on the optical film to convert them into electric picture data, memory means for temporarily storing the picture data obtained by the picture reading means, signal processing means for implementing processing to the picture data obtained by the picture reading means, recording means for recording, onto a recording medium, the picture data to which the processing has been implemented by the signal processing means, picture display means for displaying picture based on the picture data to which the processing has been implemented by the signal processing means, and control means for carrying out control of respective operations of the picture reading means, the memory means, the signal processing means and the recording means to successively read, in the frame units, the plural pictures recorded on the optical film to record, onto the recording medium, picture data of respective frames by the recording means, wherein the apparatus comprises inverting command means for delivering, to the control means, inverting command for inverting relative position of the picture data in regard to upper and lower directions thereof under control of write-in or read-out operation of the picture data with respect to the memory means, and wherein the control means controls the write-in or read-out operation of the picture data with respect to the memory means so as to invert relative position of the picture data in regard to upper and lower directions in accordance with the inverting command from the inverting command means.

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